PEOPLE OF THE VALLEY

out and active to pro-tour

Eau Claire - Words and photos by Branden Nall

LOCAL DISC GOLFER EVOLVES FROM JUST A WALK DOWN THE FAIRWAY TO TAKING ON THE BEST IN THE WORLD, GROWING THE SPORT.

One of the fastest growing sports in the United States(possibly world) is Disc Golf. The Professional Disc Golf Association stands by this. The sport has seen an incredible influx of players, events and major sponsorships taking shape over the last few years and prompting an explosion over the pandemic.

High caliber players on the Professional Tour have contracts that chart millions of dollars with ESPN now providing coverage of some major events.

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"I was a bit nervous that Hannah was on my card, until I found out the GOAT wasn't there, then I relaxed a little." -Sami Osterberg

magic at run for the lights

CHIPPEWA FALLS - Words/Photos: Branden Nall

Every November the Chippewa Falls Parks and Recreation Department holds, “Run For The Lights”. A 5K run that supports the famous Irvine Park Christmas Village and its massive display of holiday lights – which can possibly be seen from space.

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“You can’t be a slacker if you want to reach your goals!” -Lydia Fish